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Best of Paris' Hidden Gems -- Get Stuck in the Sewers

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If you want off the beaten path -- then you have to get off it and if you are in Paris that means staying out of the center of the snail (the snail is a visual shortcut to keeping the arrondissements straight) which in practice means, avoid any of the arrondissments with the big tourists sites like St. Germain, the Eiffel Tower the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and more specifically, stay out of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th arrondissements and focus on the others (disclaimer: there are many exceptions to this rule, even on this list). Here is a smattering of things to do, places to eat, etc., that the typical tourist might miss on his or her stint in Paris. Cinema lover? Don't miss the Cinéma des Cineastes at Place de Clichy. Want a nice lunch far from the maddening crowds? Go to the Reflectoire, the place where local bo-bos go for lunch in the 11th. Looking for a nice stroll somewhere where you can't see Notre Dame for miles? Try the Canal d'Ourcq. Fed up with classical works of stella genius? Visit the Musée des Egouts --- aka the sewer museum... this place will tell you the real story of Paris -- the one that none of your friends have ever heard. read more about Best of Paris' Hidden Gems -- Get Stuck in the Sewers

Musée des Egouts de Paris

Musée des Egouts de Paris

  • place de la Résistance
  • tel:+33 (0)1 4705 1029
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75007
Espace Dalí

Espace Dalí

  • 11 rue Poulbot
  • tel:+33 (0)1 4264 4010
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75018
Canal de l'Ourcq (Le)

Canal de l'Ourcq (Le)

  • 13 quai de la Loire
  • Bassin de la Villette
  • tel:+33 1 4239 1500
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75019
Diana Moreno-Bormann Circus (The)

Diana Moreno-Bormann Circus (The)

  • 112 rue de la Haie Coq
  • tel:+33 6 1071 8350
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  • Paris, 75019
Réfectoire (Le)

Réfectoire (Le)

  • 80 boulevard Richard-Lenoir
  • tel:33 1 4806 7485
  • Paris, 75011
Viaduc Café (Le)

Viaduc Café (Le)

  • 43 avenue Daumesnil
  • tel:33 1 4474 7070
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75012
Chez Grisette

Chez Grisette

Le Serpent Qui Danse

Le Serpent Qui Danse

  • 51 rue de Montreuil
  • tel:33 01 43 70 28 27
  • Paris, 75011
Cinéma des Cinéastes

Cinéma des Cinéastes

  • 7 avenue de Clichy
  • tel:33 1 53 42 40 00
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75017
Cinémathèque française (La)

Cinémathèque française (La)